Watermelon and tamales and a long walk to the green lawns of Liberty Park was just the right holiday for me.
With the Supreme Court to decide whether the Constitution requires states to redefine marriage as a genderless institution that includes same-sex couples, here are seven inconsistencies in the... Read more »
Adversity is as natural to the human condition as breathing. It’s how we choose to approach our own trials and sufferings that will ultimately determine if we will be defined by them or... Read more »
The most durable damage from Thursday's decision is not the perpetuation of the ACA, which can be undone by legislative action. The paramount injury is the court's embrace of a duty to ratify... Read more »
Utah's governor surprised people by showing up for jury duty this week. Turns out his example, whether he knows it or not, holds the key to increasing voter turnout. Read more »
What is the purpose of moving the Utah State Prison from Draper? The stated objective has changed over time. Today I challenge four of the many myths perpetuated by the Prison Relocation Commission. Read more »
As more and more American workers reflect on their ability to secure a financially comfortable retirement, the mismatch between when they think they will retire and when they actually do provokes... Read more »
The Legislature should have involved the public before, not after, voting to relocate the state prison from its Draper site. All options should have been scrutinized in a transparent fashion,... Read more »
Now is the time to collaborate, protect, plan for and grow the recreation economy like never before. Recreation is a renewable resource that yields more than financial benefits. Read more »
Though the scars of a history filled with wars can be seen everywhere in Europe, 65 years of peace have led to healing and increased economic collaboration among countries. Read more »
Rather than continue down this path of political gamesmanship, the Senate should do what is right for consumers and pass the Internet tax ban. Otherwise, we will all be paying the cost. Read more »
A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »
The world, which owes much to ancient Athens' legacy, including the idea of democracy, is indebted to today's Athens for the reminder that reality does not respect a democracy's delusions. Read more »
Celebrating the virtue of fatherhood, both among those who currently are fathers, and among boys who will benefit from envisioning that future for themselves, is always necessary. It's not just... Read more »
The Headliners Board gave its 2015 Black Hole Award to two agencies: the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI. The award was bestowed for those agencies' refusal to disclose any reports or details... Read more »
Last week saw the entry of more presidential candidates, the collapse of the trade agreement and a court appearance by a former attorney general. But Utah political tongues were wagging most about... Read more »
Earlier this year the Utah Legislature committed to a July 31 deadline to find a workable solution to Utah’s coverage gap. As that deadline approaches, all Utahns need to hold our elected... Read more »
Unspeakable, unimaginable, incomprehensible and unthinkable are the words we've heard and used to describe the horrific murders of nine African-Americans as they prayed in a Charleston, South... Read more »
As we celebrate Father’s Day, let us be thankful for fathers who taught us how to live life with dignity; how to love by doing loving things, rather than talking about it, and for teaching us... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert’s recent trade mission to Western Europe was a tremendous success. The mission fulfilled its objectives, opening new trading doors for Utah companies and fostering future... Read more »
Gov. Gary Hebert, who in less than a month becomes chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), has asserted that “clearly the heart and soul of my efforts is going to be on... Read more »
Change your actions, surely, but also your thoughts, beliefs, outlook and habits. Advertisers want what’s good for them, not for you. However, most of the other people who are working with us... Read more »
The show did a disservice to two grieving girls who believe they survived a harrowing boating accident with divine help. Read more »
Later this month, the Supreme Court will issue its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case involving state marriage laws. The central question in this case is whether or not the Constitution... Read more »
Dan Liljenquist: Modern Greek tragedy: economic self-destruction leading to death of democracy in Greece
Greece's economy is in free fall. What the prime minister and leftist party have failed to grasp is that democracy is not so powerful that it can alter reality. Read more »
Amid all the talk of state education funding, there is surprisingly little discussion of how we as a state manage the money that is allocated to education: Are we doing all we can with what... Read more »
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Everything you think you know about Republicans and climate change is a myth. Read more »
If we pretend the prisoners do not exist while they are incarcerated — or that we would prefer they didn’t — we have no one to blame but ourselves when offender outcomes continue... Read more »
Our obsession with and use of cellphones, tablets and laptops are a new addiction, as a new generation is being swallowed up in tiny screens and often trivial communications. Rather than more... Read more »
Natalie Gochnour: Patriotic grace blends gratitude for citizenship, a sense of responsibility and a representation of high ideals
Patriotic grace for me is a calling. It begins with gratitude for the gift of being born in this country. It extends into our actions — the way we live our citizenship. It comes with a sense... Read more »
Symbols matter, and the Confederate battle flag has become a symbol of institutional, violent racism. It is time for the permanent retirement of the Confederate battle flag. It should be relegated... Read more »
The 21st-century economy has innovated itself to a point where old tax structures no longer seem fair, effective or conducive to innovation. Read more »
In the back of my mind, I still can hear former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, who assured me soon after leaving his post as Health and Human Services secretary for President George W. Bush, that future... Read more »
Serious cultural erosion and the loss of vital traditional values now threaten both religious freedom and the family as an institution. In our society, money matters seem to dominate. Read more »
Obamacare is far from perfect. It was cobbled together badly. Implementation has been problematic. Now that the legal battles over Obamacare are over, the president and the Congress should work... Read more »
Large, irreversible withdrawals are among the worst examples of stewardship on federal lands; they are decided without regard to unique geologic deposits that might be available for development. Read more »
EPA's new Clean Power Plan is regulation that will leave minority communities with disproportionately fewer jobs, lower incomes and higher poverty than whites. Read more »
While growing up and living out of our family's boxcar on the west side of Salt Lake, a wagonload of watermelon and tamales and a long walk to run on the lush green lawns of Liberty Park was just... Read more »
At the locations of most Utah water sewage treatment plants, water quality problems associated with WWTP nutrients are negligible; thus, the universal treatment requirement is a gigantic waste of... Read more »
This article is intended for the parents of the upcoming generation. Read more »
In addition to providing a means of enacting trade agreements, TPA constrains the president’s unilateral negotiating authority and provides detailed negotiating instructions specifying what... Read more »
The long-term success in Europe’s economic integration, plus an expanding influential body of European law, encourages bureaucratic belief that economic market coordination is the same as... Read more »
Robert J. Samuelson: Are policies undertaken to recover from last financial crisis laying groundwork for another?
A central economic question of our time is whether the policies undertaken to recover from the last financial crisis are laying the groundwork for the next. We now have two reports from reputable... Read more »
As you go about your activities on the greatest secular holiday that America celebrates, it might be appropriate to ponder a few facts about this historic day, the Revolutionary War and those who... Read more »
A horrific massacre in a South Carolina church has sparked a national discussion on racism and the symbols of the Confederacy. But, as usually happens in America, tragedy provides a new foundation... Read more »
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